Thwarted robberyThree men on Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with illegal possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.The weapons which were found in the carJason Hunte and Terrence Frank pleaded not guilty to both of the charges when it was read to them. However, Micheal Vanderscoop admitted to the offences.The first charge stated that on September 6, 2018, at Samantha Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara, the trio had in their possession one 9mm unlicensed firearm along with 9 live rounds of ammunition. The second charge alleged that on the same day at the same location, the trio were also found to have in their possession a 4.5mm unlicensed firearm along with four live rounds of ammunition.The prosecution is contending that on September 6, 2018, at about 09:30h, Police acting on information stopped a white Toyota Fielder Wagon, PSS 1418, and conducted a search during which they found the items in a bag on the back seat of the car. The trio were arrested and taken to the Ruimveldt Police Station where Vanderscoop in a caution statement told the Police that it was Hunte, who had planned a robbery in which the weapons were supposed to be used.In court on Wednesday, Vanderscoop was jailed for two years. Additionally, he was fined $50,000 for each of the offences. Hunte and Frank were remanded to prison.The matter was transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court where it will continue on September 21.
The Huskies opened the scoring just over two minutes into the first period off of a Wolves turnover to put the Huskies out in front. Slave Lake tied the game shortly after but it would be all Huskies in the frame from that point on. Four goals in five minutes for Fort St. John put them up 5-1. Slave lake scored once in the second and the third period to round out the scoring at 5-3.Head Coach Gary Alexander says with Slave Lake only having nine skaters for the contest, the Huskies let up on the Wolves after the got a comfortable lead.“I think we took our foot off the gas. We were working hard but there was no killer instinct out there. I thought we continued to work but not very smart. We worked when we had to and that was the difference.” he says.- Advertisement -Alexander adds that the Huskies need to be better at putting teams away come the playoffs.“This is the team we have to play so they had to set a standard of what they’re going to do. I hope that isn’t what they plan on doing the rest of the way through,” he states. “We need to bury them when we have the chance and keep on doing it so we develop good habits going through the playoffs. It’s hard to get motivated for a game that means very little out there. These guys know that they can beat this team any time they so decide. It’s just a matter of preparing themselves and finishing them off when they need to.”Scoring in order for the Huskies were Shawn Holiday, Tyson Glass, Jordan Harder, Tyson Glass, and Jeff Heber.Advertisement Shots on goal were tied at 34.The official playoff schedule from the opening round has not yet been released, but it is expected that the first round series with the Slave Lake Wolves will begin this weekend.